"Behave! Or I'll send you to McGregor", as our Breede Valley neighbours would warn their errant children. Maybe they still do, for little has changed in McGregor - the best preserved and most complete example of mid-nineteenth century townscape in the Cape Province. With its traditional, whitewashed, thatched cottages set in quiet streets, surrounded by mountains, wildlife, and wine estates, McGregor really is one of the jewels of South Africa.
Here on McGregor Village website, we have all you need for anything from a short getaway to a permanent relocation. The accommodation, restaurants, artists and healers, the hikes and the history - and a large range of cottages, farms and other properties for sale in the McGregor area, with our own agent to help you.
New on our accommodation page we have Michelle's Bird Haven.This fully-equipped, self-catering flatlet adjoins a swimming pool, and is located in a quiet part of the village and close to the The Krans Nature Reserve - it is ideal for hikers, bird watchers and for those simply in need of peace and tranquility.
Holistic Massage with Atholl Hay
Atholl is now offering a traditional therapeutic Swedish massage incorporating elements from other healing traditions at the Temenos Retreat Center. He will soothe and balance your body, mind and spirit in the treatment rooms set within the retreat's tranquil and beautiful gardens.
Read more about Atholl and McGregor's other healers on our Mind and Body page.
The Leopards of McGregor
The Landmark Trust Leopard and Predator Project has released photographs of wild leopards, many taken near McGregor. They will shortly be installing more camera traps on the Skuilskrans Private Nature Reserve, a group of 10 retreats in the mountains above the village. We look forward to seeing the results.
McGregor Tourism now with Route Finding!
Our McGregor Tourism and Travel page now has a route planner from Google. Enter your starting address and the the route planner will give you a route map and driving directions to help you get to McGregor.
Rhebokskraal Olive Estate
We are pleased to welcome the Rhebokskraal Olive Estate to the McGregor Village website. The estate offers a wide range of olive dishes and hearty farm cooking, together with accomodation and olive tours. Their products are also available wholesale at the Villagers Farmstall in McGregor village, and at their Rhebokskraal Olive Kitchen next door.
Nature and Hiking
We have been extensively updating our Nature and Hiking page and, in addition, now have a section on the page for FoV - the Friends of Vrolijkheid. The latter now has ready for download editions 37 - 47 of the FoV newsletter, The Rooikat, a comprehensive list of birds spotted at Vrolijkheid, and an image gallery.
Colour Satellite Weather Image
Our weather page now has a stunning colour feed from the Meteosat 0-degree satellite to compliment the meteogram and forecasts from Yr.No. Supplied by EUMESTAT, it is updated several times a day to show the cloud cover over South Africa.
View the latest forecasts on our McGregor's Weather page.
Why Visit McGregor?
McGregor has a selection of fine eateries, from well-known McGregor Restaurants featured in Country Life, through home-cooking in country hotels to tasty cafes.
McGregor Accommodation includes country inns, bed and breakfast (B&B), self catering cottages, back-packers, retreat centres, wine estates, from low-cost to four star luxury.
The village is also about healing, so visit our many therapists, healers, masseuse and McGregor spiritual centres.
Events in McGregor include Wacky Wine Weekend, Robertson Slow Festival, Wine on the River and, of course, our own McGregor Food and Wine Festival. McGregor is very much a part of the longest wine route in the world - Route 62. See our McGregor Events Calender.
Imagine . . .
High up in the mountains, untouched by human hand, there is a vast area of pristine land. Not a barren, empty place, but a magnificent reserve with many inhabitants - Klipspringer, Duiker, Rhebok, Lynx and Leopard - and rare indigenous fynbos. And views that bring tears to the eyes!
For the adventurous, there are 18km of medium intensiity 4x4 tracks, 3-day ravine tracks, abseiling, rock climbing and hiking. A total of 2500 hectares of declared Nature Reserve in which your soul can sing.
On offer we have 10 part ownerships of the Skuilskrans Private Nature Reserve. These give full rights across the reserve, access to a communal games room and pool, and your own, private and secluded 60 m2 cottage. At a price of only R1,500,000 - you deserve it!
Relocating to McGregor
After enjoying your visits to McGregor and sampling our excellent range of tourist accommodation and restaurants, perhaps you'll decide to relocate here. After all, McGregor is less than 2 hours from Cape Town, and yet is healthy, beautiful, safe Klein Karoo.
Villagers Properties, McGregor’s longest-established estate agent, have a comprehensive range of McGregor Property and real estate for sale, including cottages, houses, resorts, farms and businesses. You can read more about our McGregor property sales on our Real Estate pages, and then contact us by email, phone, or enquiry form. Our agents look forward to helping you.
To help you when you are here, be it as tourist or resident, we also have a page of phone numbers (over 150 of them!) and copies of the Breede River and Western Cape Development Plans etc for you to download.